Live Aid: 27 Years Ago Today…

…Hard to believe.

Here is Run DMC’s performance. The dual concerts, which were driven by The Boomtown Rats’ Bob Geldof, were held at Wembley Stadium (72,000 in attendance) in London and RFK Stadium (100,000 in attendance) in Philadelphia.

The list of performers is unfathomable: Staus Quo, Style Council, Boomtown Rats, Adam Ant, INXS, Ultavox, Loudness, Spandau Ballet, Bernard Watson, Joan Baez, Elvis Costello, The Hooters, Opus, Nik Kershaw, The Four Tops, B.B. King, Billy Ocean, Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath, Sade, Run DMC, Yu Rock Mission, Sting, Rick Springfield, Phil Collins, REO Speedwagon, Howard Jones, Autograph, Bryan Ferry, Udo Lindenberg, Judas Priest, Paul Young/Alison Moyet, Bryan Adams, U2, The Beach Boys, Dire Straits, Sting, Geo Thorogood and the Destroyers, Bo Diddly, Albert Collins, Queen, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Simple Minds, The Pretenders, The Who, Santana, Pat Metheny, Elton John, Ashford & Simpson, Teddy Pendergrass, Elton John/Kiki Dee, Wham, Madonna, Brian May, Paul McCartney, Bob Geldof, Tom Petty, Kenny Loggins, The Cars, Power Station, Thompson Twins, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Duran Duran, Patti LaBelle, Hall & Oats, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin, Tina Tuner, Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Ron Wood and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

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